Accounts Senior

  • Job Reference: 1329
  • Date Posted: 17 February 2024
  • Recruiter: ProTalent Limited
  • Location: Wisbech
  • Salary: £33,000 to £48,000
  • Sector: General Practice
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Haidee Tucker

Job Description

Accounts Senior - March/Wisbech 

Department: General Practice
Job Title: Accounts Senior
Reports To: Manager
Hours / Days: 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours

Job Summary:
Join our client's esteemed accountancy practice as an Accounts Senior, where you will take charge of delivering top-tier accounts preparation and tax compliance services to a diverse clientele, including sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.

Key Activities:

1. **Audit and Accounting**
   - Oversee accounting services, encompassing corporate and personal tax returns, providing specialized services for a dedicated client portfolio.
   - Expertly generate VAT returns and offer comprehensive advisory services to clients.
   - Advise on P11D and payroll matters, utilizing proficient knowledge.
   - Harness various paperless software applications for efficient operations.
   - Assist clients in addressing accounting software inquiries.
   - Lead in planning, executing, and drafting accounts and tax computations for manager or partner review.
   - Issue bills promptly.

2. **Business Development / Client Management**
   - Foster strong client relationships through regular communication via phone, meetings, and digital means.
   - Identify and propose additional service opportunities to clients.
   - Demonstrate keen awareness of business development initiatives.
   - Actively contribute to enhancing the company's reputation.
   - Showcase confident, precise, and dependable accounting expertise when engaging with clients and implementing strategies.
   - Engage with senior staff and Partners, gaining profound insights into the business.
   - Establish and maintain robust client relationships.

3. **Client Accounts**
   - Manage client records, progressing them to draft accounts status.
   - Complete file sections and meticulously cross-reference schedules.
   - Execute work programs and administrative tasks.
   - Participate in audits at client premises when required.
   - Liaise with clients for necessary information.

4. **Tax Compliance / VAT**
   - Accurately complete VAT return forms, ensuring thorough checks.
   - Liaise with clients regarding completed VAT returns, submitting them to HMRC.
   - Prepare self-assessment tax returns, business and partnership tax returns, incorporating detailed capital gains computations and income schedules from property.
   - Utilize computerized tax software to process returns and complex calculations.

5. **Company Secretarial**
   - Prepare and submit the Confirmation Statement.
   - Handle various Companies House forms.
   - Oversee company secretarial tasks and maintain statutory books.

6. **Staff**
   - Mentor, supervise, and coach junior staff, contributing to their growth and engaging in non-client work.
   - Delegate tasks efficiently and review junior staff's work to ensure compliance with professional standards.

7. **General**
   - Perform essential administration tasks effectively.
   - Facilitate seamless communication with colleagues, fostering teamwork and strengthening internal relationships.
   - Undertake necessary training to meet CPD criteria, ensuring professional growth and compliance.
   - Provide invaluable assistance to Partners and managers as needed.
   - Embrace diverse work activities as directed by Partners and managers.

Core benefits:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Continued development including attending training courses, webinars, leadership, management development and continuing professional development programmes
  • Flexible working is encouraged and regularly reviewed
  • In case of long-term sickness or incapacity, income protection is provided
  • Life assurance
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid professional subscriptions
  • Health Shield cash back plan – for treatments such as dental, optical and physiotherapy etc (a more extensive list is available)
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Tax efficient pension (salary sacrifice)
  • Wellbeing programme, which includes counselling and mental health support and legal advice
  • Team social events, fundraising and activities with other local offices

Join our client's team and embark on a fulfilling journey of professional development and impact within the world of accountancy. Your expertise will be valued, and your contributions will shape the success of both our client and their esteemed clients.